Introducing Google Music
According to Google, Google Music is your direct route to selling and sharing your music with your fans. And they will even help you build your artist page and set your own prices so that you can sell your original songs.
Who should create an artist hub account in Google Music?
According to what I can see from Google HQ –
Currently this is only available to US artists.
All you need is a Google account and your original music where you own all the rights.
And if you already work with a record label or distributor? This isn’t for you.
Your music, now on Google.
This platform is through the Android Market. So any Google Music users can play their Android Market music purchases instantly on any device.
You set your prices, you keep the profit.
With Google Music you set your own retail prices for albums and tracks. You can quickly make your own promotions, like limited time price reductions, or make some tracks available as album-only purchases. The choices are yours.
You keep 70% of what you take in, paid to you monthly.
How much does this cost you?
One-time fee, unlimited albums.
Google Music has a one-time $25 setup fee for each artist page and keeps a 30% commission on your sales. There are no other fees — not for uploading tracks, creating albums, making changes to existing albums, editing your artist page, or anything else within the artist hub.
You have the power to select and change what you sell, including new demos, live recordings and unreleased tracks.
Your page, your presence.
Every artist or band has a page within the Android Market to help Google Music users find out more about you. The artist page includes your bio, photo, links and the original music you have available for sale.
Once you’ve set up your account and activated your artist page, you can edit your information so that fans can learn more about you.
Sell on YouTube
Our integration with YouTube helps you sell your songs with a buy link in your music videos. If you are a YouTube partner, your store link can be promoted next to your video content so that fans can buy the song and add it to their Google Music libraries automatically.
Share on Google+
Plus, when any fan purchases your song or album from Android Market they will immediately be able to share a free play with the friends in their Google+ Circles. This lets your fans brag about their purchases and encourages their friends to buy your music, too.
Learn about Google Music more here in Google’s Help Center.
If you have experience as an independent musician or band and already have a Google Music account, we’d like to hear about your experience. Contact us and let us know what you’ve experienced. Contact Us
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